I Hate the Term “Blended Learning”

A more learner-centered learning approach blends the best of the traditional classroom with more modern, digital learning environment tools and tactics. To be honest, I hate the term blended learning. Let me explain why: In today’s world of education, blended learning gets thrown around for any type of new education involving technology. To be honest, I hate [...]

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I Want a Learner-Centered Classroom

So in the world of education, we typically have two "centric" types of classrooms.  We have teacher-centered classrooms and we have student-centered classrooms.  The modern push is for student-centered classrooms.  But let's talk about that for a minute. So a teacher-centered classroom is usually described as a teacher in the front of the classroom, lecturing, [...]

My Evening with Tony Wagner and Most Likely to Succeed

Just recently I had the honor of meeting Tony Wagner, who is the author of "Most Likely to Succeed" and "Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People that will Change the World". Through our Battelle For Kids SOAR partnership, I had the opportunity to be one of 65 people to get to spend 90 minutes [...]